Bachelor of Arts DEGREES | College of Arts

Bachelor of Arts DEGREES

Arts at Guelph is great.


11 Majors and over 50 Minors to choose. Pick your Major and add a Minor, creating a program of study tailored to your interests, including Minors in Creative Writing, Business, Languages and Museum Studies.

Experiential Learning

Be active in your learning. Benefit from applied research, field courses, community engagement, and simulated work environments. Partners range from galleries, museums, not-for-profits, on-campus organizations, and industry professionals.

Thrive Academically

You will study with award winning faculty, in small seminars, and be supported by advisors and transition programs. Many programs have first year courses of only 20 students, as opportunities for independent studies and courses designed to your specific interests (i.e placements, research projects).

Future Ready

94% of Humanities and Arts graduates are employed within 6 months after graduation, one of the highest provincial employment rates. You will develop versatile workplace skills including critical thinking, research, communication, creativity, reading and writing skills. Graduates have landed employment with Microsoft, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Save the Children to name a few.

More than Academics

With over 200 clubs and societies, enjoy events, extra-curricular programs, performances, movies and discussion groups – our vibrant student scene has something for everyone. The city of Guelph is a safe, welcoming, eco-friendly, multicultural city that rates as one of Canada’s most livable.

International Perspective

Take advantage of over 100 field school and exchange opportunities. Study away, all while receiving credit towards your degree.


The Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program jointly funded by a donor and local employers, provides you one year of full-time employment directly after graduation. Develop your professional skills, expand your network and contribute to our local economy. Exclusive to College of Arts graduates only.

Performing Arts Wing Renovations

Our beloved MacKinnon Building is undergoing a $20 million dollar renovation providing updated performance spaces including a new costume shop, upgraded acoustics and black-box performance space.


Careers & Further Education

Launch your career or build a path to the graduate studies program of your choice. You will be supported by:

  • Career Advisors – College of Arts students have access to a dedicated Career Advisor, who will support you through resume workshops, interview preparation and career exploration.
  • Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program (GAAP) – Build your skills, network and resume and support the local community. Successful applicants receive a full-time position for one year, jointly funded by a donor and the employer.
  • Work Study – Develop transferable skills with over 4000 on campus jobs.



A Bachelor of Arts is more than your major, add a secondary area of study that matches your interests. The University of Guelph offers over 50 minors, the following are offered by the College of Arts:

Art History
Arts, Culture and Heritage Management
Classical Studies
Creative Writing
Culture and Technology Studies
European Culture and Civilization
French Studies
Media & cinema Studies
Museum Studies
Spanish & Hispanic Studies
Studio Art
Theatre Studies

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.